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Spotland (ATT 3,884) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rochdale Rochdale vs Southend United Southend

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Last Updated: 17/04/14 6:19pm

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Scott Hogan: Hoping to feature again

Scott Hogan: Hoping to feature again

Team news for Good Friday's League Two clash between Rochdale and Southend United at Spotland Stadium.

Rochdale boss Keith Hill has an almost full-strength squad to choose from for his side's home game against Southend.

Hill has no new injury or suspension worries as Dale bid to end their three-game goal drought and return to the top of the table with a first win in four matches.

Leading goalscorer Scott Hogan suffered no reaction after returning to the starting line-up last week following a knee injury and is expected to resume. The last of his 19 goals this season was on March 1 when he scored a hat-trick against Oxford.

Dale lost 3-0 at Mansfield last week and require seven points from their final four games to guarantee automatic promotion.

Southend manager Phil Brown could shuffle his pack for the clash with Rochdale after a damaging defeat last time out.

Brown's men went down 1-0 at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, a loss which left them just one point clear of eighth-placed York.

Barry Corr and Jacob Murphy, who has made three substitute appearances but has yet to start since his loan switch from Norwich, are likely to benefit should Brown make changes.

Goalkeeper Paul Smith is still struggling with a calf problem so Luke Chambers could continue on the bench.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27